The Economic and Monetary Union: Past, Present and Future

31-01-2019

Twenty years of euro history confirms the euro’s stability and position as the second global currency. It also enjoys the support of majority of the euro area population and is seen as a good thing for the European Union. The European Central Bank has been successful in keeping inflation at a low level. However, the European debt and financial crisis in the 2010s created a need for deep institutional reform and this task remains unfinished. This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Twenty years of euro history confirms the euro’s stability and position as the second global currency. It also enjoys the support of majority of the euro area population and is seen as a good thing for the European Union. The European Central Bank has been successful in keeping inflation at a low level. However, the European debt and financial crisis in the 2010s created a need for deep institutional reform and this task remains unfinished. This document was provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Auteur externe

Marek Dabrowski